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Indigenous research guide

A starting point for finding resources within and outside RRU Library on Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Governance resources for and by First Nations

Free, prior and informed consent: Online resources

  • "Developed with and for Indigenous Peoples, this website provides information and resources on FPIC as a tool of self-determination to assist communities in decision making. We have selected articles, tool kits, videos, voice messages, and community stories about FPIC and Consultation for viewing and downloading. The website is hosted by Deyohahá:ge, the Indigenous Knowledge Centre, at Six Nations Polytechnic in the territory of Six Nations of the Grand, Oshweken, Ontario, Canada. Deyohahá:ge (Two Roads): 'is dedicated to bringing together two streams of consciousness – the ancestral Indigenous knowledge with the best of modern academic knowledge – in order to advance the overall well-being of all peoples.'" ( - About the Website)

First Nations Information Governance Centre: Online Library

  • "The home of the First Nations Information Governance Centre’s national reports and publications, as well as important resources and tools, the First Nations Information Governance Centre’s Online Library is the most complete resource for First Nations produced data and data-related information from the First Nations Information Governance Centre."

Centre for First Nations Governance: Research and publications

  • A non-profit organization focused on supporting and developing First Nations self-governance.

Government resources: treaties and land claims


Databases and websites


Frontier Life: Borderlands, settlement and colonial encounters (database)

  • Documents from sixteen archives and libraries around the world that describe the interaction between new arrivals and indigenous peoples along with the resulting creation of new states and trade networks, internal migration, and marginalisation of indigenous peoples.

History of Canadian Government policy (from Indigenous Foundations at UBC)

  • Includes sections on the Indian Act, residential schools, the Sixties Scoop, the 1969 White Paper, and the 1982 Constitution